The Center for Latin American Studies
Implications of the Election of
Juan Manuel Santos for Colombia,
the Andean Region, and South America
a public lecture by
María Velez de Berliner, PhD
(President, Latin Intelligence Corporation)
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Time: 12:00 (noon) 1:30 p.m.
Location: 4130 W. W. Posvar Hall, Univ. of Pittsburgh
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Pizza and refreshments will be served
Maria Velez de Berliner is President of Latin Intelligence Corporation, a US-owned OSINT consulting firm that delivers actionable and verifiable intelligence analyses and assessments of security risks in the political, economic, social, cultural, and security and military environments that affect U.S. business performance and U.S. government policy outcomes in Latin America, and in relation to the expansion activities of China, India, Russia, and the Middle East, particularly Iran, into Latin America. Born in Colombia she became a USA citizen in 1977.
She is an expert on transnational terrorist, criminal, drug trafficking, and human trafficking organizations and on internally displaced persons in Latin America, with special emphasis on Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, and Venezuela. Her analyses appear in The Harvard Business Review Brasil; The Harvard Business Review América Latina; The Latin America Advisor; and Transnational Organized Crime (London). She was the featured analyst on India in Latin America on Bloomberg Reporte Financiero. She is quoted in publications around the globe and lectures in the US and internationally. In 2002, the Governor of Pennsylvania named her one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business.